- Did you hear that Israel has closed all of her embassies and consulates world-wide? Is there something afoot?
- How is Israel’s relationship currently with the West?
- How is Israel’s relationship with Christians in America?
- Is Israel considered relevant anymore by nations which have a majority of Christians?
Jerusalem has published this report as seen in the article at this link, and Reuters has announced this news as seen in the article at this link, and if you believe that Israel’s embassies and consulates really went on strike all at once around the world, then I have a house made of gold bricks to sell you as well (can’t show you until you sign the contract). I’m kidding, of course, but not kidding about the mysterious closure of every Israeli embassy worldwide.
Some are speculating that Israel may attack Iran and that the closures are simply preparations for the “blowback” effects, but I believe that such thinking does not reflect Israel’s modus operandi which is usually always defensive and justified since so much of the world is watching them.
If you have been reading recent articles like “RUSSIA: Attacking Israel?” as seen at this link and also “Putin: Be forewarned” as seen at this link, you may have some indication as to why these embassies are closing.
If you watch this video, I believe you will see that Russia has been pushing a great deal of weapons into Syria which is the immediate northern neighbor of Israel.
You may also sense in that interview on Catholic Fox News (which was made around a year ago), the fear from the Jerusalem mayor as I also sensed.
Perhaps I am wrong in my analysis, but it seems as though the commentator notices the mayor’s comments on how “the world is sitting on the sidelines” while chaos is erupting around Israel. Also, Jerusalem’s mayor seems to reflect a deep loneliness, and no wonder since Obama’s administration has been sitting on the sidelines giving Israel the unspoken message that they must go through their struggles alone.
From the mayor’s overly verbosity and clinging at the end of the interview, I also sensed desperation by the mayor for American intervention and a growing fear as more and more threats from their neighbors continue to escalate around them. I do not usually sense such desperation from Israel’s leadership, even in the past when hordes of nations came against them.
Perhaps I am reading too much into this interview, but could the Jerusalem mayor be reflecting intelligence reports that the Israelis had received as far back as a year ago regarding a major player coming into play? Could that major player be Russia? If so, then everything I’ve written at the two links above on the Russian conflict may be taking place, so be sure to read them. Also, keep in mind how the Temple Mount may be affected if the events in those two links take place, especially in light of the article at this link on the Temple Mount.
What are some current events that support this “major player” as being Russia?
Take a look at this link and this link and this link and this link and this link and this link and this link and this link and this link and this link and this link and this link and this link. Russia is said to be moving ships into the Mediterranean Sea as seen in the article at this link. There’s also the entire Iranian and Syrian crises taking place that directly involve both Israel and Russia.
All of these factor into the Ezekiel 38 and 39 prophecies. If these prophetic events are about to transpire, then keep in mind how game-changing that will be. First, almost all scholars associate those events as being just before or just after the start of the final countdown of seven years before Jesus Christ takes the throne of earth.
Also, it appears this is the time that may usher in a pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon Jewish people as seen in the following verses. If so, this would explain how there will be 144,000 Jewish believers in Jesus Christ during the final seven years as seen in Revelation chapter 7. As the events of Ezekiel 38 and 39 are completing, we see GOD smiting Magog (which is believed to be Russia and which may be happening very soon), and in the aftermath of Russia, Iran, and their allies’ severe defeat, that prophecy says the following:
“Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD. And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them. So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward. … Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there. Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.” – Ezekiel 39:20-22, 28-29
Then there’s these passages that reiterate GOD’s pouring out of His Spirit upon Israel in those days.
“The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” – Zechariah 12:7-10
“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes.” – Romans 11:25-28
Did you know that the first and second comings of Jesus Christ to earth seem to correlate directly with the former rain and latter rain of the pouring of the Spirit upon the Jews (including languages, dreams, visions, and miracles) as spoken of by Joel the prophet in chapter two of that Book?
Did you know that the first and second coming of Jesus Christ also seem to correlate directly with the first and second harvest celebrations of Israel? What can we learn from these festivals about the second coming of Jesus Christ and the final days of earth?
Not too long ago, I remember hearing Jack Hibbs and Amir Tsarfati explain in the video at this link that because of the false teaching of many pastors in America (which they explain is similar to the doctrines taught by Nazi Germany), Israel’s support from America has waned.
Those who claim to be Christians who teach such Satanic doctrines such as replacement theology are actually assisting the red Dragon of Rome in its quest to destroy the “woman” Israel (as seen in Revelation chapter 12).
The Roman Catholic religious system, which has historically been anti-Semitic and is considered by many to be a prime candidate for the harlot who rides upon the back of the Beast, has been a primary teacher of such doctrine known as “replacement theology” in which they teach that the Roman Church has replaced Israel. Many Protestants, as they fall away from the Truth throughout the United States, are mimicking Rome.
Through illegal immigration and other subtle means, the Roman Catholic power base has also bloomed with many of their Knights, Jesuits, and Freemasons taking power over the highest offices of the land, as well as the most powerful corporations, media conglomerates and more as seen in the article at this link. While teaching such an errant doctrine may be convenient to Rome’s temporal earthly bureaucratic power, it is not found in the Bible.
The Bible is clear that GOD will not cast off His ethnic people, the nation of Israel, as can be seen in the Scriptures in the article at this link.
If the Jews are no longer a part of GOD’s plan, then how can we explain all the Scriptures in the previous link, and also how can we explain the fact that almost no Scriptures have been fulfilled between the end of the first century and the beginning of the twentieth century, but in the last century almost every Bible prophecy regarding the events that lead up to the final seven years before Christ’s return have been fulfilled, and almost every single Scripture involved the ethnic Jews, not the Christians.
The video at this link gives a very concise history of the city of Jerusalem in five minutes.
The video at this link explains why Israel is still very important to Biblical prophecy and GOD’s plans. Christians should realize that GOD is not finished with Israel. In fact, one amazing example of a Biblical prophecy that has been fulfilled in the past seventy years is found in Ezekiel 36, where GOD promised to bring the Jews dispersed around the world into Israel and then turn that piece of desert real estate into a thriving habitation like unto the Garden of Eden.
“And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.” – Ezekiel 36:34-36″
Evidence of how dramatically this prophecy was fulfilled in grand detail can be seen in the video at this link and the video at this link. In corporate America, performance measurements are usually divided into two categories for analysis: the “What” and the “How“.
Let’s take the prophecies of the past century and divide them into these two categories to show you what GOD has been doing in the lives of the Jews over the past century as He prepares the world for the end of time. How can Bible-doubters explain away prophecies that are taking place in their contemporary era? While almost no prophecies have occurred in the past two thousand years, an enormous number of prophecies have been fulfilled the past seventy years.
What prophecies have taken place in just the past seventy years?
- Ezekiel 11:14-20
- Ezekiel 20:30-40
- Ezekiel 22:15-16
- Ezekiel 28:25-35
- Ezekiel 34:4-30
- Ezekiel 36:19-24
- Ezekiel 36:30-38
- Ezekiel 37:12-28
- Ezekiel 39:27-28
- Joel 2:16-21
- Hosea 6:1-3
- Jeremiah 23:7-9
- Jeremiah 30:1-11
- Jeremiah 32:37-41
- Amos 9:14-15
- Ezekiel 47
Portions of Daniel, Zechariah, and a great number of New Testament prophecies could also be added to this list, and we haven’t even really started to dig yet. It’s truly breathtaking what is happening right now in our era.
The series “Against All Odds: Israel Survives” narrated by Michael Greenspan will answer that question better than I can. Seeing is truly believing.
- PART 1
- PART 2
- PART 3 (some parts not for children – torture, etc)
- PART 4
- PART 5
- PART 6
- PART 7
- PART 8
- PART 9
- PART 10
- PART 11
- PART 12
- PART 13
While many of the Jews in these videos speak of having prayers answered, some would rightly argue that they do not believe in Jesus Christ and therefore their prayers are not heard. Even though they are not believers in Jesus Christ, I would argue that GOD is wooing Israel back to Himself and keeping His Word which promises that He will not forsake them once they are back in their land again after the Diaspora is over, which happened in 1948.
I believe this is why He is showing them miracles, mercy, and multiple fulfilled prophecies that pertain to their ethnic nation alone as foretold by the Old Testament prophets. Furthermore, the significance of the Jews is inherent to end times theology for many other reasons.
Not only do you see Scriptures regarding how Israel will have the Spirit poured upon them in the aftermath of the Ezekiel 38 battle, but Revelation 7 shows how 144,000 Jewish Christians will be sealed in their foreheads before the wrath of GOD is poured upon the world. In Revelation 12, you see the Dragon (which represents Satan in that particular chapter) attempting to annihilate the “woman” or Israel. The symbolism of “a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars upon her head” is almost a verbatim description of the dream that Jacob’s son Joseph had which symbolized the nation of Israel in the Book of Genesis (Jacob’s name was changed to Israel and he was the father of all Israelites).
Furthermore, we see the significance of the Jews to end-time prophecy in that many events seem to take place during the “time of the Jews” as opposed to the “time of the Gentiles”. For more information on these two “times”, be sure to read the article at this link. For example, prophecy, tongues, visions, dreams, and prophecy fulfillment seem to be tied to the times of the Jews alone.
As you will see in the article at this link, the Charismatic movement is a movement that seems to have been an inherent part of Roman Catholic teaching for many centuries and which seems to have been heavily promoted in the United States with great vigor since the 1960s when Rome’s Vatican II meetings ended and when they appeared to have begun a push for one world religion through ecumenicism (which they know is essential to their quest for world dominance). As a part of their doctrines, they believe that there is still divine revelation, prophecies, chaotic tongues, visions, and dreams taking place today, although the previously mentioned article refutes such teaching.
The Apostle Paul wrote that GOD used only the Jews to give us His divine revelation or the Word of GOD. In Ephesians 2, Paul also compares the Jewish prophets (who were the writers of the Old Testament) and the Jewish apostles (who were the writers of the New Testament) to foundation stones for the Living Temple (aka Christ’s Body) and pictures Jesus as the Chief Cornerstone of that holy Living Temple of believers. When Catholics say Peter was a rock upon which Jesus would build the Congregational Assembly of GOD, they are correct, because Peter was a rock, just like all the other apostles and prophets were rocks; however, he was not the Cornerstone.
Sometimes, Gentiles can’t understand why miracles and dreams and visions seem to have ceased after the first century, except for the dreams and visions of popes, false teachers, and televangelists, all of whom are usually looking for a donation and all of whom contradict the Bible, while they also like to consider their word equal with GOD’s.
In the second chapter of his prophetic Book, Joel speaks of the Jewish people having the Spirit poured upon them, and also of the dreams and visions that they would have at that time. Notice that the Spirit is promised to “all flesh” but that the promises of dreams, visions, and prophecies were directly to the Jews and their families (“your young men”, “your old men”, and “your daughters”). Also, keep in mind that Paul made it clear that the Jews were chosen as the oracles of GOD. Most of the televangelists, popes, and false prophets claiming a vision, dream, or word of revelation are Gentiles.
“What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.” – Romans 3:1-2
Peter stated in Acts 2 that Joel 2 was being fulfilled as the Spirit was poured out at Pentecost, which resulted in tongues, dreams, and visions. However, after John the Beloved sealed the Book of Revelation, we do not see any more Jewish apostles or prophets or tongues or visions and dreams, except for those associated with false prophets and apostles.
Well, Joel 2 was a promise that GOD made to the Jewish people and their children regarding prophecies, dreams, and visions, and not the Gentiles. When the Jewish nation ended in A.D. 70, and the Jewish celebration of Pentecost along with it, it makes sense that the dreams, tongues, and visions ended as well. I am not dogmatic on the A.D. 70 date, but it does appear to make sense.
In fact, if you study the dates of the New Testament writings, some claim that the writings of Jude and John were written after A.D. 70; however, if you study carefully, you will find that those who state these as facts have no definitive or substantial proof.
In fact, the book ‘Redating the New Testament’, states that the past scholarship used to date when New Testament Books were written was based on a “tyranny of unexamined assumptions” and an “almost willful blindness”. This being said, the author of that book dates all the writings of the New Testament as having been written prior to A.D. 70. The evidence, in fact, leaves us unable to discern when the New Testament Books were written with any level of certainty, but I do find it interesting that this book sets the dates for the writing of all the Books of the New Testament before A.D. 70. An interesting passage in Joel 2 appears alongside the same passage of verses where GOD promises the Jewish people that His Spirit will be poured upon them. The prophet Joel states the following.
“Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” – Joel 2:23
In other words, I believe that the “former rain” that came down moderately was very possibly the time of Pentecost. I believe that a time may be coming when the “former rain, and the latter rain in the first month” will take place in the near future. In fact, if you compare the passages that I listed earlier in this article regarding how all of Israel will be saved in one day and how that in Ezekiel 39, GOD will pour out his Spirit upon Israel in the aftermath of the battle of Ezekiel 38, I believe we also see the timing of when this “latter rain” could possibly take place. Is this when Israel’s time clock begins again?
If the pouring out of GOD’s Spirit takes place again as it did in Pentecost after the battle of Ezekiel 38, does this also start the final seven years of Daniel’s prophecies? Do these final seven years include the “time of Jacob’s trouble”? I believe that all of these are likely possibilities. The final seven years of Daniel appear to be primarily for the Jewish people who appear to be Christian during these final years. In fact, almost every time you see the Jews in Revelation, they are followers of Jesus Christ. Why is this?
Well, Joel’s prophecy in chapter 2 verse 23 says “the latter rain in the first month”. Is it possible that if the “latter rain” is the pouring out of the Spirit of GOD upon the Jews during the end times? Is it possible that it’s the same pouring out of the Spirit mentioned after the battle of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39? I think this is very likely. Then it it not also possible that Joel’s statement that the “latter rain” occurs in the “first month” might just be a clue as to when the Spirit is poured upon Israel? Is it possible the Spirit of GOD will be poured out in the “first month” of the final seven years or “week” of Daniel’s prophecies? I find this very likely as well. In this way, it does seem the battle that takes place in Ezekiel 38 and 39 are at the very start of the final seven years of Daniel’s prophecies.
When I mention the “latter rain” in relation to GOD pouring His Spirit out upon Israel after the battle of Ezekiel 38, I base this primarily upon Joel 2:23’s mention of the former rain and the latter rain. However, there’s also a hint in other passages such as Zechariah 12:10-11.
In other words, it’s possible that the reason such amazing dreams and visions and miracles (such as those the two witnesses perform in Revelation) haven’t been taking place, except among false teachers and televangelist frauds, is because A.D. 70 and the Book of Revelation brought an end to the “former rain”. What about the “latter rain”? Well, once again we must look to the Jews to whom these promises were given by Joel and specifically the aftermath of the Ezekiel 38 and 39 battle in my estimation, because that exact wording is used at the end of chapter 39 regarding that battle (“I have poured out my Spirit upon the house of Israel”). All of these things are difficult to say dogmatically, but former rains were rains at the start of the harvest and latter rains were rains at the end of the harvest, and this way of thinking does not seem to vary from the pattern of Scripture elsewhere.
Take for instance the Biblical feasts that are still celebrated by the Jews today. Jesus’ first coming fulfilled the feasts of the former rain (early harvest) and we expect Jesus’ return will fulfill the feasts of the latter rain (final harvest). In other words, the events of the Passover perfectly coincided with the death of Christ to the very detail, and that is the feast that Jesus said to observe in remembrance of Him each year. Also, Jesus rose on the First Fruits Sabbath. This isn’t just coincidence as the Apostle Paul points out.
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the First Fruits of them that slept.” – 1 Corinthians 15:20
Furthermore, the week following Passover Day was Passover Week, also known as the Feast of Unleavened Bread, during which the First Fruits Sabbath also took place. As a preparation for this week, all leaven had to be removed from the house. The Bible considers leaven to be a symbol of sin. Therefore, Jews would take time to cleanse their houses of all leaven during the time just prior to the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Jesus went to what He referred to as His Father’s House, the Temple of Israel, and He cleansed it of corrupt individuals, money changers, and money makers (similar to our false teaching televangelist charlatans more than likely), and He did this just prior to the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
When He sent the Holy Spirit to His followers, it was during the Jewish feast of Pentecost, a feast that took place exactly fifty days (“Pente”) after the First Fruits Sabbath, just as the Holy Spirit’s arrival was fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In other words, four festivals of the Bible and the Jewish people were perfectly symbolic by the first coming of Jesus Christ and appeared to be totally fulfilled by His first coming to earth. These feasts were all part of the early harvest or “former rain” celebrations of the Bible as celebrated by Jews still today. During Jesus’ first or former visit to earth, we see that He fulfilled all the “first or former harvest” festivals. Many now believe that when Jesus visits the earth the second time (the Second Coming) that He will fulfill the “second harvest” festivals.
In other words, there appears to be a direct correlation between the first and second comings of Jesus Christ with the former rain and latter rain of the pouring of the Spirit upon the Jews (including languages, dreams, visions, and miracles), and with the first and second harvest celebrations of Israel. “Former rain” or “first harvest” feasts of the LORD GOD of Israel that appear to be fulfilled by Jesus’ first coming:
- Passover Day
- Unleavened Bread (Passover Week)
- First Fruits
- Feast of Trumpets (1st day of Tishri)
- Day of Atonement (10th day of Tishri)
- Feast of Tabernacles (15th day of Tishri)
Whereas, the first four harvest festivals are easier to interpret alongside the Life of Christ because they are already fulfilled, the exact meanings of these final three harvest festivals are not able to be discerned yet, since they haven’t happened yet. Two other non-harvest feasts are significant as well:
- Purim (occurs early in the year around the Roman month of February)
- Feast of Lights or Hanukkah (occurs last in the year around the Roman month of December)
I have wondered before if Jesus will fight the Battle of Armageddon during Hanukkah and then cleanse the Temple and restore it just as Judah Maccabee did when Judah fought the first anti-christ mentioned in Daniel 11 where this first anti-christ, Antiochus IV, is mentioned alongside the final anti-christ as almost a comparison between the two.
Purim’s significance is a little more difficult to understand.
Of pertinence to our research, it should be noted that the barley harvest began at Passover and ended at Pentecost, whereas the wheat harvest began at Pentecost. Some comparisons can be made between the barley and the Jews, as well as the wheat and the Gentiles, since the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost and the “time of the Gentile” harvest began at that time. Also, since the final battle of Armageddon is shown in the Book of Revelation as the trampling out of the grapes of GOD’s wrath, the grape harvest landing around the end of the final three harvests in the Roman month of September is of interesting significance as well.
Another fact is that the Romans, who are said to be the Beast in the end times as seen in the article at this link, is supposed to change times and seasons as predicted in Daniel 7:25. Incidentally, ever since that prophetic prediction hundreds of years before the time of Christ, we have had two major calendar changes in the West over the past two thousand years or more. The first was the Roman Julian calendar. The second was the Roman Gregorian calendar. Coincidental or divine? Again, the prophecies of Scripture are proven accurate and fulfilled.
Another interesting thing is that the pagan Roman calendars also have festivals involving the harvest planting and reaping seasons, but theirs begin and end in Winter; whereas, the Biblical Jewish calendar begins and ends in Spring. Almost all that GOD has designed has been perverted by Satan and his pagans. Some even believe that the Zodiac used by pagans today was also something they stole from GOD’s people and that the original signs of heaven was a message in the stars of the Messiah’s redemption story as can be seen in the video at this link and as can be read in the book at this link.
Also, the Romans celebrate the old pagan Baal Sabbaths of Witchcraft such as Saturnalia, Samhein, and Easter with many of their celebrations 13 weeks apart, very similar to the Biblical holidays, except theirs revolve around the sun god and its patterns. After Rome adopted Christianity as its official religion, they continued celebrating these same Witch sabbaths, but with changed names for the most part such as Christ Mass, Halloween, and Candle Mass, although they did retain the name of Easter for the fertility Spring rites festival. More on this subject can be read in the article at this link.
Again, we see how the Jewish festivals are still significant to Biblical prophecy, and their very existence is a huge part of what GOD is doing in the final seven years of Daniel’s prophecy. Some are finding the solar and lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015 to be prophetic signs. Why? Well, Joel 2 again says:
“And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” – Joel 2:29-31
A number of lunar eclipses are taking place during 2014 and 2015 that land right on the two Jewish feasts of Passover and Tabernacles (Sukkot) both years. On the other hand, eclipses often do land on the Biblical feast days, because 1) Israel is on a lunar calendar, and 2) those two feasts happen to be on days when the moon is more likely to eclipse. In fact, it has eclipsed on those days numerous other times this past century. At the same time, there are an unusual number of not only lunar eclipses, but also solar eclipses, taking place during 2014 and 2015 which does make things very, very unusual. Whether these are prophetic signs still remains to be seen.
If you click the links above found throughout this article, you will find a plethora of articles that provide evidence that GOD is close to completing His prophetic plan. Not only is there more than sufficient evidence of the validity of the Bible and the existence of GOD for any reasonable individual, but there is also a very real indication that we are at the threshold of the final seven years before Jesus returns to reign on earth.
Finally, the importance of the Jews to all of these matters should be very evident to any rational person. The Jews are a major proof of the Bible’s validity and of GOD’s existence as almost all of prophecy swirls around the Jewish people. As I said earlier, none of the plethora of prophecies that were fulfilled over the past seventy years in precise and miraculous detail involved Christians, but only ethnic Jews. In the near future, I believe the Jews will turn to Jesus Christ as the Spirit of GOD is poured out upon them, and I believe we will also see the time of the Gentiles coming to a close around the same time.
Therefore, if the Gentiles could be grafted into the Jewish promise almost two thousand years ago, why can’t the Jews also be grafted back into the Jewish promise in the near future? In fact, isn’t that exactly what Paul the apostle said in the passage that I shared earlier from Romans 11? If you are interested in learning more about prophecy, be sure to read the article on Russia mentioned at the beginning of this article, it contains links to many more articles that provide further evidence of the supernatural nature of the Bible.
If you are interested in how to escape the eternal fiery torment that is reserved for those who fail to give their lives (that their Creator has given them) back to Him, be sure to read this very important article.
Heaven awaits you if you are tired of this sin-cursed earth and its wars, injustice, and hate and are willing to repent and place your faith in the Messiah by asking Jesus Christ through His Spirit to indwell you and take over your life. Justice is not to be found in this life. but in the next. So are the Jews alone in a corner? I remember many other times in history when this seemed to be the case. One of the most notable was when they were trapped against the Red Sea with the armies of Egypt pursuing right behind them.
The same GOD who opened the Red Sea still reigns over the universe although the prince of this world, Satan, is wreaking havoc as the world awaits the return of the legitimate King and even though much of the world has turned their back upon Him. So are the Jews alone in a corner? No, Justice will arrive in time. No nation will ever annihilate the Jewish People. GOD has said He will defend them in the Person of Jesus Christ the Messiah at the Battle of Armageddon. Jesus will reveal Himself to His people. He will pour out His Spirit upon them, and He will take His rightful place as their King standing shoulder-to-shoulder with them against the might of the False Christ and all of his millions and millions of soldiers and weapons and demons … and He will prevail. Justice will be served!
The Bible tells us the history of Joseph, the son of Jacob (whose name was changed to Israel as father of the Israel nation). Joseph was sold by his own brothers into a life of slavery in Egypt, and was abused by his own Jewish family for no wrong that he had done. Later, however, GOD exalted him to power in Egypt, and after testing his brothers and seeing how they had changed over the years, he was unable to withhold from them any longer the fact that he was their brother. He cried out loud and wept as he revealed his identity to his brothers. In like manner, I believe Jesus Christ, who was wronged by his “Jewish family” for no wrong that He had done, has been testing his family over the past centuries. I believe He is about to reveal Himself to His brethren, and I believe a great family reunion will take place as the Spirit is poured out upon His “family”. Isn’t that the wording at the end of the battle of Ezekiel 38 and 39?
“Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.” – Ezekiel 39:29 “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” – Zechariah 12:10
It has been written. It will be done.
In my opinion, the resurrection of Jesus is NOT the greatest proof of the validity of GOD and His Word as some theologians say. The greatest proof is NOT archaeology, in my estimate, although archaeology does prove that the Bible is an accurate history book for mankind and its currency, people, cities, and events have been validated time and again without contradiction. I believe the greatest proof that GOD is GOD and that His Word is supernatural are the massive number of prophecies that have been fulfilled, not just in the past, but even in the past seventy years.
These prophecies show the supernatural power of GOD and His Word. We’ve had more prophecy fulfilled the past seventy years than in the past two thousand years since the first century. As has been shown above, the true prophets and apostles of GOD gave us the prophecies of GOD up until the latter part of the first century (former rain). Since then, many fraudulent prophets and apostles have surfaced from Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, Charismatic televangelist shows, and many other false religions, many claiming to be Christian or from the GOD of Abraham, but none were truly Christian Jewish prophets (to whom Paul said were committed the oracles of GOD). Their prophecies have not been one hundred percent accurate like the Bible, and more often these false prophets were Gentiles and Romans who were constantly having to scramble to set new dates, re-position their prophecies when they crashed, and spin new webs of deceit in an attempt to hide the old ones.
These frauds are used by Satan to make mankind lose faith in GOD and His Word, but that’s only because most people do not realize that these false prophets who claim to be from GOD (or Jesus) are frauds, because they do not meet the criteria of the Bible. In a sense, all these false prophets are a test that GOD allows to test men’s hearts. Thus, those looking for an excuse not to believe GOD will find one. Seekers will seek. Scorners will scorn.
As can be seen in the article at this link which lists only 250 of the 300 Messianic prophecies that Jesus fulfilled, just the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah alone were astoundingly fulfilled in such accurate detail that it turns the field of probability and statistics into the realm of impossibility.
However, with GOD alone, the impossible becomes possible. In the amazing accurate predictions of the genuine prophets of GOD in the Bible, we see the supernatural unanimous fulfillment of prophecy after prophecy.
As has also been shown above, these prophecies of the Bible began to be fulfilled again starting in 1948 when Israel became a nation again, and they are increasing. We are in the time of the end. Look at prophecy and know that GOD is real. His Word is powerful. Has any other time period in the past two thousand years seen even one percent of this amount of prophetic Scripture fulfilled? Doesn’t that tell you something about the time period in which you are privileged to live? You are witnessing one of the most incredibly prophetically active periods in all of world history. Further prophecies that have been fulfilled are listed below.
TEN PROPHECY ARTICLES showing how close we truly are:
- TEMPLE MOUNT: Final countdown?
- DISASTERS: Escalating globally
- MESSIAH MARK: The technology is ready
- MODERN ISRAEL: Scriptural prediction proven true
- JESUS: Coming again soon?
- RUSSIA: Attacking Israel?
- TRIBULATION: Coming soon
- DANIEL 11: An important prophetic chapter
- ENDGAME: Prophetic “Day of the LORD” coming soon?
- BIBLICAL MODEL: Sudden Judgment, then Redemption